September 19, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/14/2014

› FGCU names dean of business school
FGCU has named a New Jersey administrator as dean of its Lutgert College of Business. Robert Beatty, 52, comes to Florida from Rowan University, where he was business dean and a professor.

› Duke announces plans to build $1.5B gas plant in Citrus
Continuing a series of major changes, Duke Energy Florida on Tuesday said it plans to build a $1.5 billion natural-gas power plant in Citrus County while also shutting down two old coal-fired generating units.
» See also: Florida leaders approve FPL nuclear plans

› Conference offers crash course on Florida politics
Some of the hottest issues surrounding the way Florida runs elections will be dissected Friday. More than 40 speakers are on tap for the event put on by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust and the St. Thomas University Center for Ethics.

› One Spark 2014 had $1.8-million impact on Jacksonville tourism industry
An economic study on the impact of the second annual One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville last month has been released this week and it shows the five-day festival had a $1.816-million impact on the local economy.

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